The NY Jets' Week 2 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys went about as poorly as one could have imagined. Zach Wilson turned the ball over three times and put up the second-worst passer rating of his career, the defense couldn't stop Dak Prescott, and Robert Saleh was outcoached by Mike McCarthy.
Most of their issues stem from the fact the offensive line played as horrendous a game as you'll see at this level. Micah Parsons looked like Lawrence Taylor in this game, as left tackle Duane Brown looked every bit of 38 years old trying to slow him down.
The Jets' offense was defanged when Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles four plays into the season, as Wilson was not able to strike any sort of fear into arguably the league's best defense. Parsons knew going into the game that Wilson and the Jets had no shot of beating this loaded Cowboys defense.
After being asked when he knew the Cowboys could take this game over and dominate the Jets, the ultra-confident Parsons said, "Monday." The second Rodgers went down and Wilson was forced back into the starting lineup, Parsons was licking his chops. The patchwork offensive line didn't make things any easier.
Micah Parsons had no respect for Zach Wilson and the NY Jets
The Cowboys put seven players in the box on 44% of the Jets' snaps, proving they had no faith in Wilson's ability to accurately deliver the ball before the pass rush got home. One must wonder if Rodgers' veteran presence would have helped the ball get distributed to his ability to read the game.
Brown played one of the worst games of his career, but no Jets lineman managed to hold up. Even the mighty Alijah Vera-Tucker had some less-than-savory moments. Wilson was put in a very difficult position, but his roller-coaster play did little to help the Jets work around it.
Wilson was under pressure on more than half of his dropbacks, with Parsons, in particular, piling up nine pressures and two sacks. With Wilson looking thoroughly rattled and Nathaniel Hackett failing to make adjustments, Parsons was correct in assessing the Jets' inability to stop him.
The New England Patriots might be 0-2, but a defense that managed to keep Tyreek Hill relatively in check is likely not going to be scared of a team that had one big play and one long, sustained drive in an entire football game. Hopefully, Matthew Judon doesn't play like Parsons in Week 3.